Vinhay Keo is originally from Battambang, Cambodia. He received his BFA from Kentucky College of Art + Design at Spalding University and is currently an MFA candidate at California Institute of the Arts. As an interdisciplinary visual artist, his work examines intersectional identities as an immigrant, a Cambodian-American, a brown-body, and a queer person. His practice unpacks the nuances of trauma in a historical and contemporary context in order to address the marginalization of minorities. He received the Ellen Battell Stoeckel Fellowship to study at Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art, Louisville Visual Art's Rising Star Award, a Great Meadows Foundation grant, participated in workshops such as Anderson Ranch Art Center and Anne West’s writing reflection.